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Additional Modified Work Trucks Recalled for Fire Risk

August 04, 2014

Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Two more work truck upfitters – Terex South Dakota and Monroe Truck Equipment – are recalling modified Ford Super Duty trucks to address a fire risk linked to Muncie Power Products PTO assemblies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

The Terex South Dakota recall involves 74 2009-2013 model-year LT38, LT40, LTM40, NT29, TL37, HR40, L13i and TPL40 aerial devices built on 2009-2013 MY Ford F-350, F450 or F-550 Super Duty chassis with a 6.8L engine. These trucks, equipped with Muncie Power Products PTO assemblies, may experience oil leaks from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust. This condition poses a fire risk, NHTSA said.

Monroe Truck Equipment is recalling 20 2009-2013 MY Ford F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty chassis modified by the company because the Muncie Power Products PTO assemblies pose the same fire risk.

Both companies will remedy the problem by installing a new pressure switch kit that moves the switch away from the exhaust system. There will be no charge for the service.

A number of truck upfitters have issued recalls for the same problem. They include Manning Equipment, Dual-Tech, Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Tactical Vehicle Outfitters, Utility Truck Equipment Co., STAHL and Somerset Welding & Steel.

Truck owners can reach Terex at 1-605-882-4000. Terex’s number for the recall is SN611.

Truck owners can reach Monroe at 1-608-329-8454. 

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